Poran Poregbal: Clinical Supervisor and Advisor, MA in Counselling Psychology, BA in Social Sciences, RCC, RSW.
As a Clinical Counsellor, public speaker, writer, and educator, Poran has over 24 years of professional experience in the field of Social Work, Clinical Counselling, Anthropology, Ethnic Science, Vocational Rehabilitation, Victim Support, Conflict Resolution, Mediation, and Clinical Supervision.
Upon graduating from Adler’s School of Professional Counseling, Poran founded GV Counselling and Education Society to follow her long-time passion for providing Farsi Speaking communities’ quality mental health care services. Poran served her community and G.V. Counselling as an Executive Director between July 1, 2009- May 1, 2018.
Poran specializes in PTSD related symptoms, trauma, sexual abuse, child abuse, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, stress, grief, loss, and parenting.
She is two times Award Recipient from B.C. Association Clinical Counsellors (2011 and 2014), and, Award Recipient from West Vancouver Community Awards for Health, Wellness and Activity (2014).
Since 2016, Poran works part-time as a Group Therapist in the Mental Health and Substance Use Outpatient Services at the Vancouver General Hospital.
In 2004 Poran started working with B.C. Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse as a Victim Support Worker and she continued her professional role with this agency as a clinical counsellor since 2011. Poran finds it rewarding working with a number of agencies such as Immigrant Services Society, S.U.C.C.ES.S., and several other prominent organizations when she is asked to offer her clinical services.
Poran Poregbal, MA, RSW, RCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Registered Social Worker
Associate Therapist at Outpatient Psychiatry (VGH) and BC Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Trauma Informed Practice